Privacy

1. Privacy Policy

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is committed to protect the visitors' privacy and will not collect any personal information about the visitor unless provided voluntarily. Any personal information communicated to us is kept within MCST itself in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2001.

This privacy policy provides you with information in terms of articles 19 and 20 of the Data Protection Act. It also takes into consideration Recommendation 2/2001 of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, adopted on 17 May 2001, regarding certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line.

We have a legal duty to respect and protect any personal information collected from all visitors and we will abide by such a duty. All necessary measures to safeguard and prevent unauthorised access will be taken and the details collected from visitors will not be forwarded to any third party or Government Department unless consent to do so is obtained.

2. Information collected and purpose

MCST collects the following data about its visitors.

  • Contact or feedback information;
  • Web page download information;
  • Site usage information.

2.1 Contact or Feedback

When using this website’s online facilities, data subjects may be required to provide their contact details for contact purposes.

When a visitor fills in a form in the website, MCST will use the personal information submitted in the form only to reply to the visitor’s query. All information provided will be used solely  by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and its staff, when required to provide users with the necessary services.

2.2 Download Information

When a visitor reads or downloads information from the site, MCST automatically collects and stores the following non-personal information: - The requested web page or download; - Whether the request was successful or not; - The date and time when the site was accessed; - The Internet address of the web site or the domain name of the computer from which the site was accessed; - The operating system of the machine running your web browser and the type and version of your web browser.

Please note that this information is strictly for the sole use of MCST and it is not shared, leased, or sold to any other organisation.

2.3 Site Usage Information

The MCST website creates "cookies" for each visit to our web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that the site transfers to the user’s computer hard drive when the user visits the website. Our website uses only session cookies which are erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They will typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

3. Links to other Web Sites

To give you a better service our site has a number of links to other local and international organisations and agencies. It is important for you to note that upon linking to another site, you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.

4. Access to Your information

As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by MCST by submitting your request in writing to the webmaster.

Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by MCST. In any case, if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or removal of data that has been processed unlawfully.

5. Changes to this Privacy Policy

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the "Privacy Policy" page any time you access our web site so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

6. Feedback

Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcomed and greatly appreciated. 

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Last Updated: 08/08/2014 - 10:16